Wednesday, April 29, 2009<quoted text>Yea, felt sorry forwhite folks targeted as easy prey by black youth but, now I don't feel so sorry. Though this ain't Florida, I can't help but look at things differently. It's a sad day in America. Look at the statistics on the " stand your ground law " nationwide. The disparity is appalling when a white man claims stand your ground against a black person. The arrest rate is even ridiculous, as opposed to a black person claiming stand your ground against a white person. I'm done making excuses for the ignorance. That verdict just set America back some 30years. Add in the black woman who really was protecting herself & her kids & her 20year sentence &, the country just time traveled back into the 1950s. It's a sad day in America for Americans!
LETTER: Indians Treated Worse than Blacks
FROM THE TIMES-NEWS:
Concerning a study about the effects slavery had in Tennessee, if this is the most important issue our state has to worry about, we are in deep trouble. Wy should we take the blame for racial problems when blacks raided villages, captured and sold other blacks to slave trackers?
I lived in Montgomery, Alabama during the march from Selma. It was not nonviolent on the part of the blacks as well as the whites. Having lived there during this time, I can assure you all this hogwash about how the blacks were treated is phony. Sure there were some small instances that happened, but the government blew every opne of them way out of proportion, and now the blakcs want the taxpayers to pay the relatives of the slaves for the mess that their own kind created.
This country was take from the American Indians that owned it for thousands of years before we came. They were slaughtered, marched as POW's to camp,s starved and separated from their own tribes and families, the women were raped and the children killed. They are the people we should be studying and thinking about, not only in this state, but our nation as a whole.
Howard G. Tennyson